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Cash Flow

Cash Flow

This course has been designed to respond to the unfortunate fact that companies are currently more likely to go out of business not because they are inherently unprofitable, but because they have run out of cash.  The aim of the course is to ensure you understand the principles of good cash management and how to monitor and control cash flows which will result in the efficient running, survival and success of your organisation. In simple terms, this course will provide you with the practical skills to effectively manage the inflows and outflows of cash for your organisation. 

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Maintaining a healthy cash flow is one of the most critical components of success for any business and you will appreciate that without cash, profits are meaningless.  You will learn how to assess the working capital of your organisation and what polices and strategies to implement to help you mitigate risks from credit customers.

The course features a series of interactive discussions and case studies to give you practical solutions to everyday business finance issues. 

By the end of the training you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of cash in a business and the significance of the cash flow cycle
  • Prepare a cash flow forecast – how, when and why
  • Explain the difference between cash and profit
  • Appreciate the concept of working capital
  • Know how to assess the creditworthiness of customers and the risks of giving credit to customers
  • Apply relevant strategies to deal with late payers

This course is suitable for directors, business owners, purchase ledger supervisors and credit control supervisors, as well as non-financial managers. It is ideal for you if you are involved in the financial security of your business and you need to improve how you manage the inflow and outflow of cash. 

  • Pat Nixon MICM
    Pat Nixon MICM

    Pat is currently a Credit Management and Insolvency Advisor with Baker Tilly Mooney Moore based in Belfast’s Clarendon Dock.

    As an Associate with AKU Pat delivers a range of bespoke and public courses on credit and cash flow management in Belfast and further afield.

    Pat started his career in credit management in 1989 with local firm Fletcher and Collins dealing with credit analysis, credit scoring and overdue collections. In 1996 he moved to Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants to manage the Credit Management Services Division and to maintain an advisory role on insolvency and recovery matters.

    Pat has been a member of the Institute of Credit Management since 1994 and is a past Chairman of the Northern Ireland Regional Branch.

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Please note that the cancellation policy for our public training courses is as follows:


More than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.


More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.

Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time at no cost.

Full joining instructions for the course will be emailed to you at least five working days prior to the course. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact a member of our team on 028 9016 0587 or via email kate@akutraining.com.

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